May 15, 2014

Community happenings for May 15, 2014


---- — Restrictions on bridge begin today

MONTICELLO — The Indiana Department of Transportation has instituted major restrictions on the U.S. 24 (Washington Street) bridge in Monticello beginning today through early July.

One lane traffic will be directed over the bridge with flaggers from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. while only emergency vehicles will be permitted on the bridge from 5:30 p.m. overnights until 7:30 a.m.

Crews are building the new U.S. 24 bridge over the Tippecanoe River alongside the existing bridge. The new bridge will be open later this summer.

Church has events coming soon

First United Methodist Church is having a pork chop dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the church, 800 E. Broadway.

Tickets are $8 per person, and the menu includes charcoal-grilled pork chop, baked potato, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. Carry-out curbside service is available. Proceeds benefit the church’s general projects.

Dinner and musicat the Legion

American Legion Projects is presenting Brandt Carmichael with Wrongway from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday. There will be a dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the American Legion, 328 Burlington Ave.

Tickets are $10 for adults. You can sign up to become a member or donate an American flag ready to be retired.

Family Fun Dayset for Saturday

ROYAL CENTER — Baptist Christian Church of Royal Center is having a free Family Fun Day from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Rea Park, Royal Center. There will be bouncy houses, fire trucks and a fire safety house, face painting, bingo, 3-on-3 basketball, horseshoe tournament for individuals 14 years of age and older, pedal tractor obstacle course, sack races, corn hole and carnival games.

Sign up for 3-on-3 basketball will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the basketball court at Rea Park. There’s room for eight teams to register. Those attending will be served a lunch of a hotdog, bag of chips and a cookie.

Alternative rain location will be at Pioneer Elementary School in Royal Center.

Pioneer Days Parade information

ROYAL CENTER — The annual Pioneer Days Parade, Royal Center, will start at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Entry forms may be obtained at Knebel Insurance, Royal Center.

Questions about the parade should be directed to Elaine Funk, parade organizer, at 574-643-9280.

Plant containers being sought by park

FULTON — Volunteers for the Liberty Township Park are seeking large plant containers, or half-barrels, for the park in Fulton.

They will be accepting donations of items or cash to purchase new ones. If you would like to donate, call Linda Wade 574-857-6101 or Barb Hattery 574-857-3197.

Dine for Downtown at the White House

Logan’s Landing will hold a “Dine for Downtown” fundraiser from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the White House Restaurant, 87 S. Sixth St.

When you order breakfast or lunch for carry-out that day and turn in the event flyer, 15 percent of your food purchase price will be donated to Logan’s Landing. Flyers are available by calling Logan’s Landing at 574-722-9345.

Fish and chicken supper in Grass Creek

GRASS CREEK — Grass Creek Lions are having an all-you-can-eat fish and chicken supper from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June, 7, at the Grass Creek Fire Station, on Ind. 17.

Dessert is included with the meal, and carry-outs are available.

Grissom to honor military men, women

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE — Military Appreciation Weekend will be observed with special programs May 16 through 18. There will be free admission to Grissom Air Museum for all service men and women.

Gen. Dean Despinoy, who served during Desert Storm, will speak from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 16, and Pvt. Rollie Douglas, a prisoner of war during World War II, will speak from 11 a.m. to noon May 17 at Grissom. At 2 p.m. May 18, “USO Show: Starring Bob Hope” will presented at Montgomery Aviation Inc. Tickets for the show are $6.

The weekend’s events are sponsored by the museum, The Grissom Community Council and Montgomery Aviation.